Current Affairs : 2nd April, 2017 : Karnataka gets most supportive govt. award
Current Affairs : 2nd April, 2017
Karnataka gets most supportive govt. award:
The award was given by WEConnect International, an organisation working to identify, educate, register and certify women’s business enterprises based outside the U.S. Presented in recognition of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s dedication to women’s economic development, the award was received by K. Ratna Prabha, Additional Chief Secretary on behalf of the government.
No service charge on train e-ticket till June 30:
The exemption has now been extended, a senior Railway Ministry official said. The Information and Technology Ministry advised the Railways to extend the exemption. The service charge ranges from ₹20 to ₹40 a ticket.
India seeks $2 billion funding from New Development Bank:
Arun Jaitley said the first agreement for an NDB loan in India to finance major district roads in Madhya Pradesh has been signed on April 2017.
NTPC hits 50 GW generation mark:
Ranked the world’s third largest power company by coal-based power generation capacity, NTPC is ranked second among independent power producers globally by Platts, according to a company release.
China’s 2nd aircraft carrier coming this month, India loses edge:
Naval analysts believe that, on April 23 — the PLA(N)’s 68th anniversary — its second carrier will be officially launched.
The new carrier is being named Shandong. While the Liaoning is termed a Type 001 carrier, the Shandong will be categorised Type 001A.
Canada eyes double-digit tourist growth:
Canada’s tourism board is expecting double-digit growth in tourist arrivals from India in 2017 with the introduction of a new non-stop flight between Mumbai and Toronto.
The Canadian government has stepped up efforts to attract more visitors in 2017, the 150th anniversary of its foundation.
BANKING & BUSINESS
The Centre has released Rs 1,712.1 crore to Tamil Nadu, Rs 1,447.99 crore is for kharif drought relief and Rs 264.11 crore for cyclonic storm ‘Vardha’ from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) and another Rs 1,235.52 crore to Karnataka for drought.
SBI gets Rs 1,400 crore loan from European Investment Bank:
The long-term loan will support total investment of EUR 650 million in five different large-scale photo-voltaic solar power projects, EIB. This will contribute to India’s National Solar mission and reduce dependence on fossil fuel power generation.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
IISc researchers’ ecofriendly way of recycling e-waste:
According to the United National Environmental Programme, about 50 million tonnes of e-waste is generated annually across the world. The new approach is based on the idea of crushing e-waste into nanosize particles using a ball mill at very low temperature ranging from -50 to -150 degree Celsius.
Tapan Singhel re-appointed Bajaj Allianz General CEO for five years:
Bob Dylan finally accepts Nobel Prize, months after ceremony:
Grant Elliott retires from international cricket:
Historical Events of the Day
World Autism Awareness Day:
Theme of 2017:“Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination”.